Blossom wrote:Or, in short
Büge wrote:Meanwhile, in the Berenstein Bears universe, the series includes titles such as The Berenstein Bears Defund The Police, The Berenstein Bears: My Gender, My Business (with guest author Kate Bornstein), and The Berenstein Bears: Showdown at Standing Rock.
In a 1989 editorial titled "Drown the Berenstain Bears", The Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer lamented the popularity of the books, writing that "it is not just the smugness and complacency of the stories that is so irritating," but the bears themselves, particularly "the post-feminist Papa Bear, the Alan Alda of grizzlies, a wimp so passive and fumbling he makes Dagwood Bumstead look like Batman." He described Mama Bear as "the final flowering of the grade-school prissy, the one with perfect posture and impeccable handwriting...and now you have to visit her every night. The reason is, of course, that kids love them. My boy, 4, cannot get enough of these bears."
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